Groups We Support
Buffalo Quaker Meeting supports several local, regional, and global organizations whose values align with the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. This support includes direct financial contributions and volunteer work and leadership. Below is a listing of some of these organizations.
The Alternatives to Violence Project is a worldwide volunteer-based program working to empower participants to find creative solutions to conflict by developing skills in building healthy relationships through good communication, cooperation and conflict transformation.
AVP is dedicated to reducing violence in our lives, in our homes, in our schools, in our prisons, in our streets and in our society.
AVP creates brave spaces for people to discover the joy of seeking to live nonviolently.
The Western New York Peace Center has been working for Peace through Justice at Home and Abroad, since its founding in 1967 as a chapter of Rev. Dr. King’s Clergy and Laity Concerned. They are dedicated to enriching the quality of life of our local and global communities through the prevention of violence to people and the planet. Peaceful conflict resolution among people and within institutions, especially for youth, is central to their mission.
WNY Peace Center upholds human rights and challenge oppression, power imbalances, and systemic issues that hurt the quality of life for all. They strive for economic and educational justice and respect for people of all cultures.
Buffalo Quaker Meeting is a member organization of VOICE-Buffalo. VOICE believes the process of creating positive social change indeed starts with individuals, with people taking the time to voice themselves with the concerns of many. That's why the leaders at VOICE-Buffalo are made up of concerned citizens like you - they recognize that social change is never easy, and often takes time, but by standing together, we can "be the people we've been waiting for" that make those positive differences.
The Bolivian Quaker Education Fund's mission is to strengthen ties between Andean Quakers and those of North America and Europe through programs that:
- enhance the educational opportunities of Andean Friends
- nurture their service work
- strengthen their schools, and
- bring this work to the attention of Friends in North America and Europe